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· May, 2006

Stories about Kenya from May, 2006

Kenya: Slavery & Colonisation

Afrikan Eye writes an excellent piece on Slavery and Colonisation in Africa...

Kenya: innovations

Kikuyumoja’s realm searches for a hands free mobile phone holder for his car in Nairobi and comes up with an excellent innovative alternative to commerical products.

Africa: Alternative technologies

AfriGadget is a new blog highlighting alternative applications of everyday gadgets and technologies in Africa.

Kenya: Conversation on Freedom

As Kenyans move to celebrate independence Gukira comments that “freedom (in Africa) remains tethered”…..”Even as we celebrate—or at least remember—madaraka of years gone by, we must ask, as I continue...

Namibia: Going for a song

Diary of a Mad Kenyan Woman comments on the Namibian governments granting “Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt the rights of ownership (or lease?) over its borders and its airspace, so...

Senegal: Immigration as colonization

“No Sarkozy! Immigration does not come from a vacuum,” says (Fr) Semett in a post on French interior minister Nicolas Sarkozy's immigration policies. “With centuries of merciless exploitation of subsaharan...

Africa Day: 25th May 2006

Kenyan blogger, Au Lait is one of the few African bloggers to remember today is Africa Day – 25th May 2006.

Grazing Elephants

Elephants Nasalot, in north western Kenya In the maps Nasalot seems inconsequential, a mere footnote…..Nasalot is a big empty question mark of scrub, howling dust devils and towering termite mounds,...

Africa: World Cup 2006

MentalAcrobatics comments on the African players and teams that will be participating in this year's World Cup next month…..”My predictions are optimistic. I have two African teams going through to...

Kenya: Banking exclusions

Bankelele comments on the opening of two new banks in Kenya that appear to have tribal and religious affiliations….”Banking is about inclusiveness (for a fee), not discrimination or controversy –...

African Diaspora: Victory for Sarkozy's Immigration Law

” [French Interior Minister] Sarkozy's immigration law [CESEDA] passed in the French National Assembly! ” says (Fr) Aimafrica . “For a country like Mali, this could be the beginning of...

Africa: High internet costs

Swamp Cottage points out the high cost of internet in Africa especially when compared to the US….$1800 for 1GB of data which is over 90 times what Kenyans pay.

Kenya: Parliament Watch

Kenyan Pundit and Thinkers Room have put together a new blog, Mzalendo whose mission is to keep an eye on the Kenyan parliament.

Chad: What is France doing there?

Generation Consciente, Une Autre Afrique asks (Fr) “What is France doing in Chad? In Africa?” and answers: “The day before yesterday, they waved the communist threat to explain France's presence...

Africa: Clandestine Emigration

Seckasysteme would like to see (Fr) “a summit of West African heads of state so that clandestine emigration can be uprooted and so as to find a durable solution to...

Africa: List of French Institutions Specialized in the Continent

Generation Consciente, Une Autre Afrique posts (Fr) a list of French universities, centers, laboratories and other French institutions that specialize in the study of Africa.

Kenya: Ex President Moi

You've Missed This writes on ex Kenyan President Daniel Moi who he believes is still a major influence in Kenyan politics....”And this time he has the advantage of being able...

Kenya: Radion station destroyed

Steve Ntwiga Mugiri reports on the torching of Kenyan radio station “Hope FM” last Friday

Kenya: Law Gender & Land

kati ya wanawake writes about Patricia Kameri-Mbote who recently spoke on law gender and land in Kenya…She sees Ms Kameri-Mbote as someone who could bring Kenya to a greater prosperity.

Kenya: Indian Bank moving to Kenya

Bankelele reports that India's largest private bank (ICICI) is planning to move to Kenya.

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